No longer that there used to be ever any critical doubt, however the newest Softbank income record turns out to have showed as soon as and for all of the identify of Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship smartphone SoC.
The Snapdragon 845 will certainly be adopted by way of a Snapdragon 855 cellular “platform”, even if the San Diego-based semiconductor large is taking a look so as to add a secondary label to a high-end processor for the primary time.
Input the Snapdragon 855 Fusion Platform, composed of an SDM855 chip and SDX50 modem. The Snapdragon X50 has already been officially unveiled and examined on reference designs able to attaining “true” 5G speeds.
Each Qualcomm and US wi-fi provider suppliers lately prompt 5G-ready telephones don’t seem to be realistically focused for industrial rollouts earlier than 2019, so it’s protected to presume the Snapdragon 855 Fusion remains to be somewhat some way off.
Qualcomm’s production spouse almost certainly continues to be made up our minds, with TSMC more likely to have the threshold on Samsung because of extra complicated 7-nanometer paintings. In fact, that’s all hypothesis this early within the R&D procedure, so let’s simply stay an ear to the bottom in the interim so far as Snapdragon 855 Fusion main points pass.
We clearly can’t assist however marvel what the brand new identify would possibly imply for the Qualcomm vs Apple prison conflict, as one may just interpret it as an homage to and even an try to troll the A10 Fusion chip powering the iPhone 7 and seven Plus.